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Therapists’ Experience of Loss: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Kouriatis, K and Brown, D (2012) Therapists’ Experience of Loss: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 68 (2). pp. 89-109.

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Abstract

This qualitative study aimed to explore therapists' experiences of loss. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 6 therapists and the data were subjected to interpretative phenomenological analysis. Three master themes emerged from the analysis: (a) the grieving therapist, (b) hindrances in grieving, and (c) the impact of loss on therapeutic work. Therapists talked about their grief and elaborated on how they coped with their bereavement. Hindrances in their grief were reported, emerging both from others' stance and from their own. Participants found that their experience of loss was related to both challenges and advancements in their therapeutic work.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Kouriatis, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Brown, Ddora.brown@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2012
Identification Number : 10.2190/OM.68.2.a
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:45
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 09:45
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/824990

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